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Definition of pol

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Examples of pol in a Sentence

Noun Many of the city's residents have criticized local pols for their decision to close the public library.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun His two advisers seemed almost to personify the voices arguing in his head: the results-minded Israeli pol and the Palestinian ideologue. Ruth Margalit, The New Yorker, 25 Oct. 2021 By now, the route was well-established: an aspiring pol would get involved with his local ward, make a name for himself, and run for the Common Council. Neal Thompson, Town & Country, 22 Feb. 2022 Longtime Democratic pol Gerry Scheub blamed partisan politics for the current political climate and called it the most serious challenge to the constitution. Carrie Napoleon, chicagotribune.com, 5 Jan. 2022 But why not cast a Black woman in the original role of a crafty pol, instead of as another wide-eyed underdog who grows into an action figure? Julian Lucas, The New Yorker, 1 Nov. 2021 In November, Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, became the latest pol to find the big yellow target irresistible. James Poniewozik, New York Times, 12 Dec. 2021 America saw Joe Biden as a moderate liberal who, as his party went left, and its center went left, also went left, as a practical pol would. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, 7 Oct. 2021 Plenty is at stake: no corner of the city will be spared from climate challenges, including the stomping grounds of those vying to be the city’s top pol. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Aug. 2021 His opponents have tried to tag him as a conservative, a corrupt machine pol, a crank. Eric Lach, The New Yorker, 22 May 2021 See More

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circa 1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Pol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pol. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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